Applications for mascot position now open

Marshall University’s athletic department and the Office of University Communications are searching for a new student to be Marshall’s mascot, Marco.
An eligible student has to be currently enrolled as a Marshall student, have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, he or she cannot have health issues that may worsen by being Marco, applicants need a health and car insurance plan, he or she has to pass a criminal background check and be flexible with his or her schedule.
As Marco, he or she will attend all home football games, men and women’s basketball games and some away football and basketball contests as determined by the athletic department.
The student chosen will receive a $1000 scholarship each semester, free textbook rentals and free parking through the athletic department, and he or she chosen to be Marco with University Communications will get $12 an hour along with travel expenses, travel apparel and free on-campus parking.
Applications are due online before April 13.
Applicants will have a follow up session, and tryouts will take place with the cheer squad the week of April 20.
William Izzo can be contacted at [email protected].